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Kent marathon idea considered as county council seeks ways to tackle devastation caused by coronavirus pandemic on tourism

Runners from across the UK and abroad could come to Kent for its own brand new marathon, if new recommendations are accepted.

The idea of an international marathon held in the county is to be suggested at a Kent County Council (KCC) meeting tomorrow.

Runners in Medway braved the conditions and completed the marathon on Sunday
Runners in Medway braved the conditions and completed the marathon on Sunday

Thousands of fitness fanatics ran their own marathons around their home towns yesterday after Covid-19 restrictions meant only the elite runners could do the London Marathon in the capital.



But under these new recommendations, runners in Kent could have somewhere closer to home to complete a 26.2-mile course.

The recommendation in KCC’s visitor economy report said: “KCC should promote the establishment of a regularly-occurring international marathon which involves neighbouring countries across the Channel.

“This event would cement international relationships and provide an additional platform to advertise Kent, as well as promoting the benefits of

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Creek Fire Devastation Prompts Long-term Resiliency Fund Launched to Empower Revitalization and Local Stewardship of Central Sierra Communities

Creek Fire Devastation Prompts Long-term Resiliency Fund Launched to Empower Revitalization and Local Stewardship of Central Sierra Communities

The Board of Directors of the Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum, Inc. (Historical Society) proudly announced its formation of the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund (The Fund) and financial support for long-term revitalization efforts due to the Creek Fire are being accepted at www.sierrahistorical.org/resiliencyfund. The announcement was made at a community gathering at the Historical Society on Friday, October 2, 2020.

Efforts to form a long-term fund began before the ash from the fire had settled, and became a reality when local families rallied the support and trust of the community to galvanize a collaborative local response to the Creek Fire. The Historical Society and other community members who know the region’s unique history seek to rekindle a sense of hope for the future by stewarding financial resources to rebuild a thriving

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